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Re-enchanting female ageing in Consider the Lilies by Iain Mac a’ Ghobhainn

If we believe the fairytales we were told as children, old women are scary, disenchanted and resentful crones – with the evil fairy Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty or the Queen Grimhilde in Snow White, being famous western examples. In the Gaelic literary tradition, one of the earliest Irish poems ‘The Lament of the old woman of Beare’[1], concerns an old womanContinue reading “Re-enchanting female ageing in Consider the Lilies by Iain Mac a’ Ghobhainn”

Hirta

 …….. on the margine of the world, beyond which there is found no lands in these bounds I was born and brought up in Dalry in Galloway, a small village which, in my limited sphere, I believed must be the beginning of the world and that everyone would know Dalry because it was the beginning of theContinue reading “Hirta”

Enchantment and Wonder

The Humanities & Arts Research Cluster (HARC) and the Society, Identity, Landscape & Knowledge (SILK) research cluster are inviting expressions of interest from UHI colleagues working in disciplines across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to engage with the exciting new research theme for 2022: Enchantment and Wonder. ‘The modern story of disenchantment leaves outContinue reading “Enchantment and Wonder”

Book Review: ‘Beehive dwellings of the Hebrides: A photographic record’ by Marc Calhoun

Review by Frank Rennie, Professor of Sustainable Rural Development, Assistant Principal (Research, Enterprise, and Development), Lews Castle College, UHI There sometimes appears a book that you return to again and again, browsing the pages to discover (and re-discover) the delights of the contents. This is one of those books. This is a book for armchairContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Beehive dwellings of the Hebrides: A photographic record’ by Marc Calhoun”

Settling Iceland’s Edge

Laura Gormley is an independent researcher who is currently studying for a postgraduate library qualification with Robert Gordon University.  Her DPhil in Old Norse and Icelandic Literature from St John’s College, Oxford investigated the representation of land and landownership in Medieval Icelandic texts.  She has an article on Njáls saga forthcoming in The Medieval North and Its Afterlife: Essays inContinue reading “Settling Iceland’s Edge”

“One Year On: ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community’”

“One Year On: ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community’”, will take place on Webex on 2nd July, 11-12.30pm. Find full details and register here bit.ly/3cTX3gS To mark the anniversary of the publication of The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community last July, the UHI’s HARC and SILK Research Clusters, in conjunction with the UHIContinue reading ““One Year On: ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community’””

Politics of the edge

Dr Bobby Macaulay is a Research Associate at the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI. With a background in politics, development and public health, his research has predominantly focused on the role and impacts of community organisations in rural and island settings. Bobby is originally from Unst but currently (embarrassingly) lives in Glasgow. InContinue reading “Politics of the edge”

The Human Limpet Project: At the uncertain edge of interdisciplinary research

Helen Garbett is a visual and socially engaged art practitioner/researcher based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England who is studying for a Masters in Research (creative practice) at Shetland and Orkney colleges. Her work is primarily concerned with place and the in-between; natural, cultural and historical landscape, interconnectivity and social relations, with a particular interest inContinue reading “The Human Limpet Project: At the uncertain edge of interdisciplinary research”

Seminar – “Art/Archaeology: Exploring Disciplinary Edges”, Dr Antonia Thomas, 29th April 2021

Antonia Thomas is an archaeologist and lecturer based at the Archaeology Institute, Orkney College, UHI, where she is Programme Leader for the MA Contemporary Art and Archaeology. Her research focuses on the relationship between Art and Archaeology in its broadest sense, from the interpretation of prehistoric visual culture, to the intersections between contemporary art practiceContinue reading “Seminar – “Art/Archaeology: Exploring Disciplinary Edges”, Dr Antonia Thomas, 29th April 2021″

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